When I was a teenager in a remote corner of Japan, my life was very simple. A 30 mile radius was my whole world. I had only to play video games and baseball, and sometimes study.
When I was a 20, my life was still simple and small.
But after traveling India when I was 21, something changed in my mind.
That was my first foreign trip and when I felt foreign culture directly.
And also, I saw extremely poverty first time.
Suddenly I realized I was just lucky. I was born in middle class family in Japan, studying at college, always having girlfriend, yeah happy enough. Never make an effort to get them. Of course I studied hard enough, maybe. But that is kind of different, defferent layer. I have enough opportunity.
People living as a begger I saw in India doesn't have opportuniy for education, way to better life. At least I felt so.
After the experience, I traveled other developing country in South East asia like Philippine and Indonesia. I saw a same thing. There is a classed society.
It was grieved me deeply and I thought I wanna change it.
So my mission was decided.
I'm a younger enough that time but have no skill and no money to do it.
I considered I have to go graduate school to get master's degree of development economics, abroad if it possible even though my GPA is horrible.
As a result, I couldn't becase of my GPA and timidly. That was 5 years ago.
Now, I wanna try again. I have some skills and confidence.
Unfortunately,I have next to nothing about writing expericene in english except e-mail.
So I decided to start blogging in English to improve it.
It could be a lot of typo and mysterious letters.
It is just beginning. Everyone starts from beginner.
Like a Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon, it will be better.
It makes sense someday near future.
Please enjoy it!